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Super Seconds Festival and The Marvellous Makers Charity Prize Draw

Super Seconds Festival and The Marvellous Makers Charity Prize Draw Raising Funds for DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal below this is an image of a wicker basket and a montage of prizes that can be won in the prize draw including jewellery, prints, candles, craft kits and embroideries.

SUPER SECONDS FESTIVAL - Sat 1st October - Sun 2nd October

In a little under a week on Sat 1st October - Sun 2nd October I'll be taking part in the fantastic Super Seconds Festival organised by the fab Ink & Bear! So what is the Super Seconds Festival I hear you ask?! Well "lots of independent makers have seconds, samples, misprints or end of line stock they'd like to see go to a good home for seriously discounted prices!" . Which means this is the perfect opportunity to grab yourself some bargains, help get a head start on the festive shopping or just treat yourself to a bunch of loveliness from your fave indie businesses. With an amazing 250 makers taking part, including myself, there really is something for everyone from prints, pins, jewellery, ceramics, cards and even clothes! There are limited stock numbers so if you want to get a head start, why not pop on over to the Super Seconds website and create a wish list of you favourite makers in advance of the big weekend so on the day you can bargain hunt like a well oiled machine!

Lucky Dip Boxes by Loadofolbobbins showing a selection of pigeon cosplay themed items including a print of a pigeon cosplaying as characters from Labyrinth, a You had me at I like pigeons sticker, a selection of magnets showing a pigeon cosplaying as different superheros and two pins showing a pigeon cosplaying as leia and kiki.

So what will be on offer from Loadofolbobbins over this wonderful weekend? Well as soon as I found out I got a spot at Super Seconds I got my feather duster out and explored the Loadofolbobbins archive to see what delights I could bring you all. Now in my 8th year of business I've accumulated quite an array of old pieces and end of line stock that are the inevitable consequences of creative play over the years. There'll be some Fred the pigeon coosplay classics, lucky dip boxes, original one of kind embroidery pieces and more all at an incredible 50% off! There aren't really any seconds that I'm selling so everything is in tip top condition just waiting for a new home. I'll also be offering 15% off my full priced stock like my 'Birds of a Feather', 'Classic Literature' and 'Suffragette' collections with the code SUPERSECONDS. If however you'd like that discount to jump to 20% on full priced items you just need to sign up to my mailing list before 1st Oct which you can do here.

Nature's Finest Rings by Loadofolbobbins. A selection of hand embroidered rings inspired by the markings found in wildlife. Top row from left to right a ring inspired by a Milk Snake, a diamond python, a tiger, an essex skipper butterfly. Bottom row from left to right a ring inspired by a blue coral snake, a cheetah and a giraffe.

Christmas cross stitch necklace by Loadofolbobbins. A selection of four hand embroidered cross stitch necklaces from left to right a geomentric pattern in red white and green, a stripped pattern in red and white with two green stripes, a close up of santa's costume with belt and a christmas tree inspired design with tinsel and bauble inspired elements in silver, blue and pink metallic thread.


Marvellous Makers Charity Prize Draw raising funds for DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal. Image also shows an illustration of a pot holding brushes, pens, pencils and jewellery pliers with thread and tapestry wool in front of it. At the toop of the image is four pictures they show a robin and mistletoe wooden necklace, a collection of cyanotype cards, a tapestry kit of cola bottle sweets and an embroidery of Frida Kahlo.


I love the community spirit and creative atmosphere of online events like this, especially when I usually end up discovering a bunch of lovely new makers to follow, save up my pennies to spend with, or not so subtly hint to family and friends how much I like! One great event earlier in the year I took part in was the Ukraine Appeal Online Charity Market hosted on Tresstle and run by Pedddle, a group of lovely sellers came together and created prize draws and donated a portion of their sales to charities helping relief efforts in Ukraine. With this in mind I decided I wanted to do something similar in the lead up to Super Seconds by creating another prize draw via Just Giving and donating one of my new Robin and Mistletoe necklaces as a prize. I then decided to put a call out to the maker community to see if anyone else wanted to donate a prize and boy they did not disappoint! My fellow Super Seconds sellers, Folksy folk and more donated an incredible array of wonderful pieces that at least 2 lucky winners will receive in mega prize bundles.


All you have to do to enter is donate on the prize draw Just Giving page here all donations big or small much appreciated. In order to not run foul of licensing laws there is an option to enter for free but I would hope people wouldn't choose this as all this is being done for charity (sadly have had a couple pick this).



Trinket Dish by West Country Creations / Print by Scarborough Rd Studios / Cyanotype Cards by Danielle EAST art.

Button Earrings by Bowerbird Jewellery / Frida Embroidery by Stitch & Glory / Robin Necklace by Loadofolbobbins

Suncatcher by Ludicrous Prints / Peacock Print by Emily Hancock Prints / Needlepoint Kit by The Makers Marks

'You're Doing Great' Print by Eden Fay / Reuseable Face Wipes by Pip & Lil / Fabric Zip Purse by Aquila Crafts

Selection of Printed Art by Freyja Kat / Selection of Tea lights by The Tealight Hut


Plants Lino Cut Print by Saltaire Print Maker / Fabric Plant Bag by Ink & Bear / Snail Lino Cut Print by Lyra Lino

Riso Prints by Design and Draw / Signed Prince Print by Martin Homent/ Embroidery Hoop by Threid Stitches

Wax Melts by Cosmic Bloom Studio / Heart Pendant by NaVa 21 Jewellery / Embossed Print by Louise Ann Wright

Mini Flower Painting by Painted Horse Art / Tea lights by The Tealight Hut / Framed Art by Angela K James

Silver Threader Earrings by GN Jewellery / Torch Coloured Titanium Heart Pendant by Feel Felt Found


Village Fete Tea Towel by Sleepless Inks / Bee and Flower Lino Cut Print by Linen Cloud Studio


A huge ginormous THANK YOU to every single maker that has donated something to the draw it's been a very uplifting experience meeting you all and seeing how unfailingly kind and generous the maker community is!

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